Part of the catalogue of assessment products
  • HOCKEY GPS can be used to identify mental toughness.
  • SOCCER Do you have the personality profile to not crumble under pressure?
  • FOOTBALL Tired of your team losing on a last second field goal?
  • BASKETBALL The GPS can help you bounce back from a few missed shots.
  • BASEBALL GPS helps you assess beyond the physical aspect of your athletes.
  • INDIVIDUAL The only thing standing between you and the podium is yourself.
  • TEAM Learn what the personality profile of your team is so you can finally make it work!
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Who is the GPS intended for?

What are the different sections of the GPS?

Section 1 – Perceptual Speed

Perceptual speed is a skill that is possessed by many elite athletes. People who are proficient in this skill are able to make the right decisions in situations where they need to act quickly, taking into account the space and the people around them. In the GPS, the participants have to determine which player they should make a pass to in order to have the best chance of scoring. In this section of the test, the more successful the participant was in choosing the best pass in a fixed period of time, the higher his or her score.
Question sample:
Based on the rules and game situation presented, to which teammate could each of the following players make the best possible pass?

The best pass for player 1 would be to player:       2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
B   The best pass for player F would be to player:      A  B  C  D  E  G  H  I  J

Section 2 – Problem solving skills

In every sport, an athlete’s performance is linked in part to their problem solving abilities. For example, athletes must be able to understand and apply game strategies that can be extremely complex. They must also be able to adapt to changes which may arise during a sporting event, responding as quickly and appropriately as possible. Finally, they must be able to solve problems involving spatial perception. In this case, what is important is not so much perceptual speed (this is measured by the first part of the test), but rather the complexity of the various elements.
Question sample:
Based on the following sequence, which number should be next?

16  –  4  –  1  –  ¼  -


a) 2/4                   b) 1/8                c) 4/16             d) 1/16

Section 3A – Motivational factors

For each athlete, motivation can come from different sources. We have determined three (3) elements used by athletes to motivate themselves. Personal well-being and need for accomplishments are part of the intrinsic motivations whereas the need for recognition is more of an extrinsic factor.  Based on different studies and literature, we have found that athletes with a good balance of the three (3) elements have a tendency to draw upon a variety of sources to generate the level of motivation necessary to push their own limits. In this section, the athletes have to put in order of importance twelve (12) motivation elements that can be found within their sport.

Example of motivational elements:

Section 3B – Personal Factors

We have targeted nine (9) competencies that have shown to have a direct impact on the athlete’s performance. These competencies can ultimately determine the requirements needed by an athlete to succeed in sports.  In the GPS, we ask 34 questions about personal preferences in regards to the sport the athlete practices. Based on their answers, we can measure their ability to adapt to professional sport requirements.
Question sample:

What is the optimal time for an athlete to take this test?

Who has access to the test results?

Access to GPS results depend on the context in which the test is used. Consider the following examples:

How are the results of this test presented?

An athlete’s results or a team profile can be presented various formats;

An athlete or team officials are provided with feedback - what happens next?

Based on the information provided exclusively within the GPS, athletes can begin improving immediately on any of the elements assessed. Guidelines, exercises, strategies and training plans may be provided by the organization’s sports psychologists, team trainers and performance consultants to supplement certain results highlighted in the GPS report. 

Should your organization not have access to these professionals, EPSI has sports psychologists, team trainers and performance consultants that are selected by invitation only to provide additional services related to the GPS on our behalf. All of our qualified partners have a solid understanding of the GPS, its psychometric structure and how to interpret its results. 


To view a sample report of the GPS, please click on the following link:
www.compmetrica.com

For more information please contact one of our consultants at sports@epsi-inc.com.